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Their baby was supposed to be mine…

No relationship is perfect. But since the birth of baby Mabel, seven months ago, Amber and George have been in desperate need of a night away. Mabel is all that Amber has ever wanted but she can’t deny that sometimes she struggles to cope. George has booked them into a luxury hotel and Amber’s sister is babysitting. Yet just as they are ready to leave, Amber can’t suppress a feeling of worry…

Amber is right to be anxious. Because as she and George sip cocktails at the hotel bar, what she doesn’t know is that her little girl is in terrible danger. Somebody has been following her every move, taking note of her habits. Somebody who desperately wants a child of their own. Somebody who believes that Mabel is supposed to be theirs.

When Amber’s sister reports that Mabel’s cot is empty, Amber’s world implodes. She knows that if her baby is not found, she will never forgive her sister.

But Amber also has a secret, hidden from those she loves. Is the only person who knows the truth out to make her pay? Amber will do whatever it takes to get her daughter back… but could her lies have put her little girl at risk?

A truly gripping psychological thriller of manipulation and betrayal from bestselling author Jess Ryder. The Night Away will have you hooked until the final devastating revelation. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train or The Woman in the Window.


Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for letting me read this book prior to its publication. My opinion is 100% honest, unbiased, and my own.

I really liked the premise for this story, and it turned out to be quite a surprising read. I truly enjoyed it, and the only reason why I don’t give it 5 tea cups is because I found some things too predictable. And sometimes it felt more like a domestic drama than a thriller, but I didn’t mind that because the story is really good.

The writing was great and the slow buildup of events until the final revelations was done in a superb way. I was guessing and double guessing all the time, and that’s something that I love to do when I’m reading a good thriller novel. The characters were realistic enough as to make you think they could be your next-door neighbors. Likeable characters, characters that you dislike, even characters that you can sympathise with. You can find all of that in this book. Just like in real life.

Reading this book has been quite a rollercoaster and I cannot recommend it enough.

So, for all of that, I give this book… 4 TEA CUPS!

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